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N 3 B 2.5K C 0 E Apr 23, 2017 F Jul 13, 2017
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Solent Blue line was a post-deregulation mainland offspring of Southern Vectis. Its initially fleet comprised mainly of Bristol VRs from the parent company, including some elderly Series Is, later supplemented and replaced by new vehicles. It adopted a striking yellow and due-tone blue livery, not unlike Kelvin Scottish, which was later applied in a simplified style. I'm not aware of any open-toppers in the original style illustrated here, but it did receive some in a later Southern Vectis-style livery for an open-top route through the New Forest (15-Jul-17).

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Tags:   Bristol VR Series III ECW open-top bus Solent Blue Line

N 2 B 4.2K C 1 E Apr 27, 2011 F Jan 27, 2013
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I have borrowed the registration and fleet number from a genuine Barton Transport AEC Matador, but otherwise this image is fictional. The Matador would have been particularly useful to Barton, with its road haulage interests as well as its better known bus and coach fleet. The neat lines of this Northern General Matador suit Barton's livery well (01-Feb-12).

See my complete set of recovery vehicles here:
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Tags:   AEC Matador Recovery Vehicle Barton Transport

N 2 B 3.0K C 1 E Dec 27, 2013 F Dec 27, 2013
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This is from a series of magazine features that I prepared several years ago with the assistance of Peter Skerry, who provided many of the images. Some features were published and others not. The text is as originally written and may now be out-of date (27-Dec13).

Tags:   photo feature Malta Trucks

N 2 B 2.7K C 1 E Sep 11, 2011 F Dec 19, 2011
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Resuming an earlier theme of lost municipals, this fictional 'Liverpool-style' Alexander-bodied Leyland Atlantean AN68 carries the light green and cream livery of Bury Corporation Transport. Bury took MCW-bodied Atlanteans of a broadly similar design to those previously delivered to Liverpool, but without the distinctive fluted aluminium skirts of the latter, and with the addition of twin vertically mounted headlights. Like Liverpool and nearby Bolton, Bury was in the forefront of the quest for more adventurous body designs on rear-engined double-deck bus chassis. Once again, thanks to Phil Halewood for the use of his source image (19-Dec-11).

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Tags:   Bury Corporation Leyland Atlantean Alexander

N 3 B 2.2K C 0 E Jun 12, 2008 F Dec 25, 2012
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Looking at first glance like the well-known Dodge FBY 661 (on which the image is based), this is, in fact, a Chevrolet. Only a handful of Malta buses carried this style of grille (none with this body style) and none lasted into the yellow era. The registration, like the vehicle itself, is fictitious. That said, even if I say it myself, it looks absolutely right and it is a great pity that such a vehicle does not exist (26-Dec-12).

See my complete set of Malta Buses here:
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Tags:   Malta Bus Chevrolet Brincat Yellow Route Bus


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